Singleton Moms met Maureen in October of 2012 after she was referred to us by her friend Valarie, another Singleton Mom. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to get to know this beautiful and vibrant woman. Maureen is always positive and appreciates the support and relationship she has built with her Care Coordinator, Christine, and the rest of us at Singleton Moms.
Here are a few words from Maureen about her experience with cancer and her relationship with Singleton Moms:
My experience with cancer, has taught me so much. I suck the life out of each moment. The things that used to stress me out don’t anymore. Everything is just a lil’ more beautiful. Each day is a gift. Cancer is by no means easy or fun, but you have to make the most of it. I always say “Live your life, quite simple”.
My experience with Singleton Moms has been amazing. They truly care about me. I have a Care Coordinator assigned just to me who I can call for support or help with pretty much anything. My Care Coordinator brings me my meals for the month, Bare Necessities and much more! I don’t know where I would be without them! We get to experience all kinds of outings and I love hanging with my cancer sisters. Singleton Moms helps me make that connection. Another great thing that helps so much is the ladies who volunteer to clean my home once a month. What a great thing! I can’t do it all myself and I don’t want to burden my kids all the time to clean.
Singleton Moms also caters to the kids. My children get to pick a wish once a year to make them forget, for one minute, that Mom has cancer. Words cannot explain how it feels to have people really care, even when they don’t have to.
Word of Wisdom for someone who wants to be a volunteer; sometimes we just need a friend other than family to talk to. We need a smile or just to know someone is there for us. We need support. It makes me feel very special to be a part of an organization that really cares about me and my children during the scariest thing ever.